Sebastian’s Three Month Update
Sebastian’s Three Month Update – The stats for these posts are taken on the day Sebastian turned 3 months old, but all of the information and content is everything up until the point he turns 3 months old. (12/01/16-1/01/17)
Sebastian’s Three Month Stats
Weight: 14 lbs (43rd percentile)
Height: 25 in (79th percentile)
Head: 16 in (48th percentile)
Reese’s Three Month Stats
Weight: 12 lbs (44th percentile)
Height: 25 in (96th percentile)
Head: 15.75 in (53rd percentile)
(We took these measurements since we don’t see our pediatrician until next month, so most of her cousins don’t have stats listed either.)
Sebastian likes seeing himself in the mirror like a lot of babies.
Ceiling fans are all the rage just like they were with Reese.
Sebastian had very strong neck and back muscles when he was born, so every doctor, nurse, and chiropractor would comment on it. So without meaning to we slacked on tummy time,but once we realized it have been catching up as much as possible. Life is busy with two kids under two.
We are hoping to have him sleeping with both arms out by 4 months old since that is when Reese was sleeping without. With Sebastian, we plan to try the Merlin Magic Sleep Suit.
I am still eating dairy free, and bean free. Sebastian is really affected by beans, so I need to be careful. He spits up a lot more than Reese did which really isn’t much,but if I eat dairy then he really spits up more. So I try my best to avoid it. There is dairy in SO many foods, things you would never think like Chick Fil A chicken nuggets.
Sebastian doesn’t love his car seat like a lot of babies we hear about,but he doesn’t mind it either. He gets annoyed with being in it too long,but that is understandable. Reese HATED the car seat and would scream the whole time in it. So this is much nicer.
Reese always slept with her head to one side or the other, and we were very good about switching her from side to side. Sebastian was sick his first 2-3 months of his life, and we were as well. So, we weren’t as diligent about switching him side to side. So we noticed a flat spot on his head, and we also noticed a slight head tilt as you can see in the picture above. So we asked a friend who is a physical therapist to see if she might think he has torticollis. Sebastian had the cord wrapped around his neck during birth which can also have caused it. I took him to get adjusted at a chiropractor since early on, so he never had major issues. Torticollis is when one of the neck muscles is tighter or shorter and weaker, and the other side is longer and stronger. A lot of babies refuse to turn to the one side since they don’t have the flexibility or strength to, and then can have lots of issues. We caught Sebastian’s very early and were given the information for a pediatric physical therapist. She evaluated him, and gave us a few things to work with him on. She said his was a super mild case, and that he had great flexibility, just not enough strength which is what caused the head tilt. So we do lots more tummy time, baby sit ups, side lying strength exercises, and a few others. Each visit his progress is reevaluated, and then new things to work on are given. She said with mild cases like his, he won’t need to wear a helmet, and we should only be seeing her for about 6-12 weeks. We also wanted to get rid of his flat spot since it isn’t the prettiest thing. So we tried this hat,but found a rolled up receiving blanket worked best to keep him from sleeping on the incorrect side of his head.
Sebastian still like his swing, but doesn’t nap at all in it anymore.
Both kids are in cloth diapers now, and we are still loving them. We are having to wash a load every night,but I see this not staying like this forever. Soon Sebastian won’t need as many diapers, and in a year Reese will be potty trained as well. He hates a wet diaper, and sometimes it will wake him up at night before I go to bed. I don’t blame him for it, and I don’t mind changing him around 9pm so he is more comfortable.
Sebastian is a great sleeper! He goes down between 6:30/7:30pm and normally sleeps until 5:30/6:30am. Occasionally he will wake up at 3:30 or 4:30,but then is back down until 6:00 or 7 then. His naps are easy,but they tend to not be long. During the week he normally sleeps 40 minutes for his first two naps of the day, and then either 2-3 shorter naps back to back with nursing in between or one 40 minute nap in the afternoon before bed. It does make it harder to get things done during the day since Reese gave me much longer stretches. Sometimes he gives me a two hour stretch,but I’m not complaining since Reese was much harder to get to go to sleep than he is.
Sebastian is great at tracking people and objects with his eyes and head. He also makes eye contact well, when he isn’t distracted by other things.
He is also chewing and gnawing on his hands as well as drooling more.
He isn’t happy to be laying down when a lot is going on around him. So just like Reese, we try to make it possible for him to see more.
Thanks for reading our little update on Sebastian. He is such a fun baby, and we can’t believe how lucky we are to have him complete our family like this.